Feminine Names

gender
usage
ELVIRA f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian
Spanish form of a Visigothic name, possibly composed of the Germanic elements ala "all" and wer "true". This is the name of a character in Mozart's opera Don Giovanni (1787).
ELVIRE f French
French form of ELVIRA.
ELWIRA f Polish
Polish form of ELVIRA.
ELYSE f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH. It was popularized in the early 1980s by a character from the television comedy Family Ties.
ELYSIA f Various
From Elysium, the name of the realm of the dead in Greek and Roman mythology, which means "blissful".
ELŽBIETA f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ELIZABETH.
ELŻBIETA f Polish
Polish form of ELIZABETH.
ELZĖ f Lithuanian
Short form of ELŽBIETA.
EM f English
Short form of EMILY or EMMA.
EMA (1) f Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian
Form of EMMA used in various languages.
EMA (2) f Japanese
From Japanese (e) meaning "favour, benefit" or (e) meaning "bay, inlet" combined with (ma) meaning "flax". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
EMAN f Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Arabic إيمان (see IMAN). This corresponds more closely with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name.
EMANUELA f Italian, Romanian
Italian and Romanian feminine form of EMMANUEL.
EMBER f English (Modern)
From the English word ember, ultimately from Old English æmerge.
EMBERLY f English (Modern)
Elaboration of EMBER, influenced by the spelling of KIMBERLY.
EMBLA f Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Meaning uncertain, perhaps related to Old Norse almr "elm". In Norse mythology Embla and her husband Ask were the first humans. They were created by three of the gods from two trees.
EMEL f Turkish
Means "desire" in Turkish, ultimately of Arabic origin, making this name a relative of Amal.
EMELIA f English
Variant of AMELIA.
EMELIE f Swedish
Swedish feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMELINA f Spanish
Spanish form of Amelina (see EMMELINE).
ÉMELINE f French
French form of Amelina (see EMMELINE).
EMEM m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "peace" in Ibibio.
EMER f Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly from Irish eimh meaning "swift". In Irish legend she was the wife of Cúchulainn. She was said to possess the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, needlework, wisdom and chastity.
EMERALD f English (Modern)
From the word for the green precious stone, which is the birthstone of May. The emerald supposedly imparts love to the bearer. The word is ultimately from Greek σμάραγδος (smaragdos).
EMERSON m & f English
From an English surname meaning "son of EMERY". The surname was borne by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American writer and philosopher who wrote about transcendentalism.
EMERSYN f English
Feminine variant of EMERSON.
EMERY m & f English
Norman form of EMMERICH. The Normans introduced it to England, and though it was never popular, it survived until the end of the Middle Ages. As a modern given name, now typically feminine, it is likely inspired by the surname Emery, which was itself derived from the medieval given name. It can also be given in reference to the hard black substance called emery.
EMESE f Hungarian
Possibly derived from Finno-Ugric eme meaning "mother". In Hungarian legend this was the name of the grandmother of Árpád, founder of the Hungarian state.
EMI f Japanese
From Japanese (e) meaning "favour, benefit" or (e) meaning "picture, painting" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
EMIGDIA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish feminine form of Emygdius (see EMIDIO).
EMÍLIA f Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILÍA f Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
ÉMILIE f French
French feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMÍLIE f Czech
Czech feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIE f German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Czech
German, Scandinavian and Czech feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
ÉMILIENNE f French
French feminine form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
EMĪLIJA f Latvian
Latvian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIJA f Lithuanian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIYA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILY f English
English feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL). In the English-speaking world it was not common until after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century; the princess Amelia Sophia (1711-1786) was commonly known as Emily in English, even though Amelia is an unrelated name.... [more]
EMINA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of AMINAH (2).
EMİNE f Turkish
Turkish form of AMINAH (2).
EMIRA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of AMIRAH.
EMMA f English, French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element ermen meaning "whole" or "universal". It was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife both of King Ethelred II (and by him the mother of Edward the Confessor) and later of King Canute. It was also borne by an 11th-century Austrian saint, who is sometimes called Hemma.... [more]
EMMALYN f English (Modern)
Variant of EMMELINE, or else a combination of EMMA and the fashionable name suffix lyn.
EMMANUELLE f French
French feminine form of EMMANUEL.
EMMELINE f English
From an Old French form of the Germanic name Amelina, originally a diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element amal meaning "work". The Normans introduced this name to England.
EMMI f Finnish
Short form of names beginning with Em.
EMMIE f English
Diminutive of EMMA or EMILY.
EMMY f English, French, Swedish, Dutch, German
Diminutive of EMMA or EMILY.
EMŐKE f Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian emő meaning "suckling (baby)".
EMORY m & f English
Variant of EMERY.
EMPERATRIZ f Spanish
Means "empress" in Spanish.
EMY f French
Diminutive of EMMA or ÉMILIE.
ENA (1) f Irish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ENA (2) f Croatian
Short form of IRENA.
ENARA f Basque
Means "swallow (bird)" in Basque.
ENCARNA f Spanish
Short form of ENCARNACIÓN.
ENCARNACIÓN f Spanish
Means "incarnation" in Spanish. This is given in reference to the Incarnation of Jesus in the womb of the Virgin Mary.
ENDLA f Estonian
From the name of an Estonian lake, which often appears in folk poetry. The lake's name is ultimately derived from the medieval personal name Ent or Endo.
ENDZELA f Georgian
Means "snowdrop flower" in Georgian (genus Galanthus).
ENE f Estonian
Possibly a form of ANU (1), ANNE (1) or HENRIKA.
ENEIDA f Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American)
From the Portuguese and Spanish name of the Aeneid (see AENEAS).
ENFYS m & f Welsh
Means "rainbow" in Welsh.
ENGEL m & f German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Originally this was a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element angil, referring to the Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles. Since the Middle Ages it has been firmly associated with the German word engel meaning "angel".
ENHEDUANNA f Akkadian
From Sumerian En-hedu-anna, derived from 𒂗 (en) meaning "lady, high priestess" combined with 𒃶𒌌 (hedu) meaning "ornament" and the god's name AN (2). This was the Sumerian title of a 23rd-century BC priestess and poet, identified as a daughter of Sargon of Akkad. Presumably she had an Akkadian birth name, but it is unrecorded. She is regarded as one of the earliest known poets.
ENID f Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Derived from Welsh enaid meaning "soul" or "life". She is the wife of Geraint in Welsh legend and Arthurian romance.
ENIKŐ f Hungarian
Created by the Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty in the 19th century. He based it on the name of the legendary mother of the Hungarian people, Enéh, which may mean "cow" or "deer".
ENIOLA f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "person of wealth" in Yoruba.
ENISA f Bosnian
Bosnian feminine form of ANIS.
ENİSE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of ANIS.
ENITAN m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "person with a story, storied person" in Yoruba.
ENKHJARGAL f Mongolian
Means "peace blessing" in Mongolian.
ENKHTUYA f Mongolian
Means "ray of peace" in Mongolian.
ENNI f Finnish
Feminine form of EINO.
ENOLA f English
Meaning unknown. This name first appeared in the late 19th century. It is the name of the main character in the novel Enola; or, her Fatal Mistake (1886) by Mary Young Ridenbaugh. The aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was named Enola Gay after the mother of the pilot, who was herself named for the book character.
ENORA f Breton, French
Breton form of HONORIA, or directly from Breton enor "honour" (a word of Latin origin). This was the name of a 6th-century saint, the wife of Saint Efflamm.
ENRICA f Italian
Feminine form of ENRICO.
ENRICHETTA f Italian
Diminutive of ENRICA.
ENU m & f Western African, Akan
Means "fifth born child" in Akan.
ENYA f Irish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ENYO f Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. She was a bloodthirsty Greek war goddess and a companion of Ares.
ENYONAM f Western African, Ewe
Means "it is good for me" in Ewe.
EOFORHILD f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements eofor "boar" and hild "battle". This name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
EOS f Greek Mythology
Means "dawn" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn.
ÉOWYN f Literature
Means "horse joy" in Old English. This name was invented by J. R. R. Tolkien who used Old English to represent the Rohirric language. In his novel The Lord of the Rings (1954) Eowyn is the niece of King Theoden of Rohan. She slays the Lord of the Nazgul in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
EPHRATH f Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "fruitful place" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name was borne by one of the wives of Caleb. Also in the Bible, it is the name of the place where Rachel was buried.
EPIPHANY f English (Rare)
From the name of the Christian festival (January 6) that commemorates the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. It is also an English word meaning "sudden appearance" or "sudden perception", ultimately deriving from Greek ἐπιφάνεια (epiphaneia) meaning "manifestation".
EPONA f Gaulish Mythology
Derived from Gaulish epos meaning "horse". This was the name of the Celtic goddess of horses.
EPONINE f Literature
Meaning unknown. Victor Hugo used this name in his novel Les Misérables (1862) for a daughter of the Thénardiers. Her mother got her name from a romance novel.
ERA f Albanian
Derived from Albanian erë meaning "wind".
ERATO f Greek Mythology
Means "lovely" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, the muse of lyric poetry.
ERCILIA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of HERSILIA.
ERDENECHIMEG f Mongolian
Means "jewel ornament" in Mongolian.
ERESHKIGAL f Sumerian Mythology
Means "lady of the great earth", from Sumerian 𒊩𒌆 (ereš) meaning "lady, queen" combined with 𒆠 (ki) meaning "earth" and 𒃲 (gal) meaning "great, big". In Sumerian mythology she was the goddess of death and the underworld.
ÉRICA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of ERICA.
ERICA f English, Swedish, Italian
Feminine form of ERIC. It was first used in the 18th century. It also coincides with the Latin word for "heather".
ERICKA f English
Variant of ERICA.
ÉRIKA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of ERICA.
ĒRIKA f Latvian
Latvian form of ERIKA.
ERIKA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, English, Italian
Feminine form of ERIK. It also coincides with the word for "heather" in some languages.
ERIN f English, Irish
Anglicized form of EIREANN. It has been used as a given name since the middle of the 20th century.
ERIS f Greek Mythology
Means "strife" in Greek. In Greek mythology Eris was the goddess of discord. She was the sister and companion of Ares.
ÉRIU f Irish Mythology
From the name of an Irish goddess, who according to legend gave her name to Ireland (which is called Éire in Irish). In reality, the goddess probably got her name from that of the island, which may mean something like "abundant land" in Old Irish.
ERJA f Finnish
Variant of IRJA.
ERLE (1) f Norwegian
Feminine form of JARL.
ERLEA f Basque (Rare)
Means "bee" in Basque.
ERMA f English
Variant of IRMA. It began to be used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century, along with Irma.
ERMELINDA f Italian
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and lind "soft, tender, flexible".
ERMENDRUD f Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and thrud "strength".
ERMINGARD f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IRMINGARD.
ERMINHILT f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IRMHILD.
ERMINIA f Italian
Italian feminine form of HERMINIUS.
ERMINLINDA f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ERMELINDA.
ERMINTRUDE f English (Archaic)
English form of ERMENDRUD. It was occasionally used until the 19th century.
ERNA (2) f Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Means "brisk, vigorous, hale" in Old Norse. This was the name of the wife of Jarl in Norse legend.
ERNESTA f Italian, Lithuanian
Feminine form of ERNEST.
ERNESTINA f Italian
Italian feminine form of ERNEST.
ERNESTINE f French, German, English
Feminine form of ERNEST.
ERSILIA f Italian
Italian form of HERSILIA.
ERVA f Turkish
Turkish form of ARWA.
ERZSÉBET f Hungarian
Hungarian form of ELIZABETH. This is the native name of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. It was also borne by the infamous Erzsébet Báthory, a 16th-century countess and murderer.
ERZSI f Hungarian
Diminutive of ERZSÉBET.
ESELD f Cornish
Cornish form of ISOLDE.
ESEN f & m Turkish
Means "the wind" in Turkish.
ESEOGHENE m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "God's gift" in Urhobo.
ESER f & m Turkish
Means "product, achievement" in Turkish.
ESFIR f Russian
Russian form of ESTHER.
ESHA f Indian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
ESI f Western African, Akan
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
ESİLA f Turkish (Modern)
Possibly from Arabic أصيلا (asila) meaning "late afternoon, evening".
ESİN f Turkish
Means "inspiration" in Turkish.
ESKARNE f Basque
Means "mercy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Mercedes.
ESLEM f Turkish (Modern)
Possibly from Arabic أسْلَمَ (aslama) meaning "to submit".
ESMA f Turkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ASMA.
ESMAE f English (Modern)
Feminine form of ESMÉ.
ESME f & m English (British)
Variant of ESMÉ.
ESMÉ m & f English (British)
Means "esteemed" or "loved" in Old French. It was first recorded in Scotland, being borne by the first Duke of Lennox in the 16th century. It is now more common as a feminine name.
ESMÉE f English (British), Dutch
Feminine form of ESMÉ.
ESMEE f English (British), Dutch
Feminine form of ESMÉ.
ESMERALDA f Spanish, Portuguese, English, Literature
Means "emerald" in Spanish and Portuguese. Victor Hugo used this name in his novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831), in which Esmeralda is the Gypsy girl who is loved by Quasimodo. It has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world since that time.
ESPERANTA f Esperanto
Means "hoping" in Esperanto.
ESPERANZA f Spanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Sperantia, which was derived from sperare "to hope".
ESRA f Turkish
Possibly a Turkish form of ASRA.
ESSENCE f English (Modern)
From the English word essence, which means either "odour, scent" or else "fundamental quality". Ultimately it derives from Latin esse "to be".
ESSI f Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ESTHER.
ESSIE f English
Diminutive of ESTELLE or ESTHER.
ESTA f English
Diminutive of ESTHER.
ESTEE f Jewish
Diminutive of ESTHER. A famous bearer was the American businesswoman Estée Lauder (1908-2004), founder of the cosmetics company that bears her name. Her birth name was Josephine Esther Mentzer. Apparently she added the accent to her name Estee in order to make it appear French.
ESTEFÂNIA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of STEPHEN.
ESTEFANÍA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of STEPHEN.
ESTEL f Catalan
Catalan cognate of ESTELLE.
ESTELA f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of ESTELLE.
ESTELLA f English
Latinate form of ESTELLE. This was the name of the heroine, Estella Havisham, in Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations (1860).
ESTELLE f English, French
From an Old French name meaning "star", ultimately derived from Latin stella. It was rare in the English-speaking world in the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century, perhaps due to the character Estella Havisham in Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations (1860).
'ESTER f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ESTHER.
ESTERA f Polish, Slovak, Lithuanian
Polish, Slovak and Lithuanian form of ESTHER.
ESTERI f Finnish
Finnish form of ESTHER.
ESTHER f English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly means "star" in Persian. Alternatively it could be a derivative of the name of the Near Eastern goddess ISHTAR. The Book of Esther in the Old Testament tells the story of Queen Esther, the Jewish wife of the king of Persia. The king's advisor Haman persuaded the king to exterminate all the Jews in the realm. Warned of this plot by her cousin Mordecai, Esther revealed her Jewish ancestry and convinced the king to execute Haman instead. Her original Hebrew name was Hadassah.... [more]
ESTHIRU f Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of ESTHER.
ESTI f Basque (Rare)
Means "sweet, honey", from Basque ezti.
ESTRELLA f Spanish
Spanish form of STELLA (1), coinciding with the Spanish word meaning "star".
ESYLLT f Welsh
Welsh form of ISOLDE.
ESZTER f Hungarian
Hungarian form of ESTHER.
ESZTI f Hungarian
Diminutive of ESZTER.
ÉTAÍN f Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Old Irish ét meaning "jealousy". In Irish mythology she is the subject of the 9th-century tale The Wooing of Étaín. She was the wife of Midir, but his jealous first wife Fuamnach transformed her into a fly. She was accidentally swallowed, and then reborn to the woman who swallowed her. After she grew again to adulthood she married the Irish high king Eochaid Airem, having no memory of Midir. Midir and Étaín were eventually reunited after Midir defeated Eochaid in a game of chess.
ETEL f Hungarian
Short form of ETELKA.
ETELKA f Hungarian
Feminine form of ETELE created by the Hungarian writer András Dugonics for the main character in his novel Etelka (1788).
ETELVINA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of ADALWIN.
ETENESH f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "you are my sister" in Amharic.
ETERI f Georgian
Means "ether, air" in Georgian. This name features in the Georgian opera Abesalom and Eteri (1918).
ETHEL f English
Short form of names beginning with the Old English element æðel meaning "noble". It was coined in the 19th century, when many Old English names were revived. It was popularized by the novels The Newcomes (1855) by William Makepeace Thackeray and The Daisy Chain (1856) by C. M. Yonge. A famous bearer was American actress and singer Ethel Merman (1908-1984).
ETHELDRED f Medieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
ETHELDREDA f Medieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
ETHELINDA f English (Archaic)
English form of the Germanic name ADALLINDIS. The name was very rare in medieval times, but it was revived in the early 19th century.
ETHELYN f English
Diminutive of ETHEL.
ETHNA f Irish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ETHNE f Irish
Variant of EITHNE.
ÉTIENNETTE f French (Rare)
French feminine form of STEPHEN.
ETNA f Irish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ETSUKO f Japanese
From Japanese (etsu) meaning "joy, pleased" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
ETTA f English
Short form of HENRIETTA and other names that end with etta. A famous bearer was the American singer Etta James (1938-2012), who took her stage name from her real given name Jamesetta.
ETTIE f English
Diminutive of HENRIETTA and other names ending with etta or ette.
EUA f Biblical Greek
Form of Chawwah (see EVE) used in the Greek translation of Old Testament. Chawwah is also translated as Zoe in the Greek Old Testament.
EUADNE f Greek Mythology
Greek form of EVADNE.
EUANTHE f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek εὐανθής (euanthes) meaning "blooming, flowery", a derivative of εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "flower". According to some sources, this was the name of the mother of the three Graces or Χάριτες (Charites) in Greek mythology.
EUDOCIA f Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Εὐδοκία (Eudokia), derived from the word εὐδοκέω (eudokeo) meaning "to be well pleased, to be satisfied", itself derived from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and δοκέω (dokeo) meaning "to think, to imagine, to suppose". This name was common among Byzantine royalty. Saint Eudocia was the wife of the 5th-century emperor Theodosius II.
EUDOKIA f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of EUDOCIA.
EUDORA f Greek Mythology
Means "good gift" in Greek, from the elements εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift". This was the name of a nymph, one of the Hyades, in Greek mythology.
EUDOXIA f Ancient Greek
From Greek εὐδοξία (eudoxia) meaning "good repute, good judgement", itself from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and δόξα (doxa) meaning "notion, reputation, honour".
EUFÊMIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of EUPHEMIA.
EUFEMIA f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of EUPHEMIA.
EUGENEIA f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek feminine form of EUGENE.
EUGÊNIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of EUGENIA.
EUGENIA f Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, English, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Feminine form of Eugenius (see EUGENE). It was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century saint who escaped persecution by disguising herself as a man. The name was occasionally found in England during the Middle Ages, but it was not regularly used until the 19th century.
EUGÉNIE f French
French form of EUGENIA. This was the name of the wife of Napoleon III.
EUKENE f Basque
Basque form of EUGENIA.
EULA f English
Short form of EULALIA.
EULÁLIA f Portuguese, Slovak
Portuguese and Slovak form of EULALIA.
EULÀLIA f Catalan
Catalan form of EULALIA.
EULALIA f Spanish, Italian, English, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek εὔλαλος (eulalos) meaning "sweetly-speaking", itself from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and λαλέω (laleo) meaning "to talk". This was the name of an early 4th-century saint and martyr from Merida in Spain. She is a patron saint of Barcelona.
EULALIE f French
French form of EULALIA.
EULOGIA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish feminine form of EULOGIUS.
EUMELIA f Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek εὐμέλεια (eumeleia) meaning "melody".
EUN m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "silver, money", as well as other hanja characters that are pronounced in the same way. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
EUNICE f Biblical, English, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Εὐνίκη (Eunike) meaning "good victory", derived from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and νίκη (nike) meaning "victory". The New Testament mentions her as the mother of Timothy. As an English name, it was first used after the Protestant Reformation.
EUNIKA f Polish (Rare)
Polish form of EUNICE.
EUN-JEONG f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "careful, anxious, attentive" combined with (jeong) meaning "court" or (jeong) meaning "pretty, graceful". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
EUN-JI f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" combined with (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "earth, soil, ground". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
EUN-JUNG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 은정 (see EUN-JEONG).
EUNOMIA f Greek Mythology
Means "good order" in Greek, ultimately from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and νόμος (nomos) meaning "law, custom". Eunomia was a Greek goddess, one of the Ὥραι (Horai), presiding over law.
EUN-YEONG f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" and (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
EUN-YOUNG f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 은영 (see EUN-YEONG).
EUPHEMIA f Ancient Greek, English (Archaic)
Means "to use words of good omen" from Greek εὐφημέω (euphemeo), a derivative of εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and φημί (phemi) meaning "to speak, to declare". Saint Euphemia was an early martyr from Chalcedon.
EUPHRASIA f Ancient Greek
Means "good cheer" in Greek.
EUPHRASIE f French
French form of EUPHRASIA.
EUPHROSYNE f Greek Mythology
Means "mirth, merriment" in Greek. She was one of the three Graces or Χάριτες (Charites) in Greek mythology.
EUPRAXIA f Ancient Greek
From a Greek word meaning "good conduct", derived from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and πρᾶξις (praxis) meaning "action, exercise".
EURI f Basque (Rare)
Means "rain" in Basque.
EUROPA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Εὐρώπη (Europe), which meant "wide face" from εὐρύς (eurys) meaning "wide" and ὄψ (ops) meaning "face, eye". In Greek mythology Europa was a Phoenician princess who was abducted and taken to Crete by Zeus in the guise of a bull. She became the first queen of Crete, and later fathered Minos by Zeus. The continent of Europe is named for her. This is also the name of a moon of Jupiter.
EUROPE f Greek Mythology
Greek form of EUROPA.
EURWEN f Welsh
Derived from Welsh aur "gold" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
EURYDICE f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Εὐρυδίκη (Eurydike) meaning "wide justice", derived from εὐρύς (eurys) meaning "wide" and δίκη (dike) meaning "justice". In Greek myth she was the wife of Orpheus. Her husband tried to rescue her from Hades, but he failed when he disobeyed the condition that he not look back upon her on their way out.
EUSEBIA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of EUSEBIUS.
EUSTACIA f English (Rare)
Feminine form of EUSTACE.
EUTERPE f Greek Mythology
Means "delight" in Greek, ultimately from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and τέρπω (terpo) meaning "to satisfy, to cheer". In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, the muse of music and joy. She was said to have invented the double flute.
EUTHALIA f Ancient Greek
Means "flower, bloom" from the Greek word εὐθάλεια (euthaleia), itself derived from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and θάλλω (thallo) meaning "to blossom".
EUTHYMIA f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of EUTHYMIUS.
EUTROPIA f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Eutropios (see EUTROPIUS).
EUTYCHIA f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Eutychios (see EUTYCHIUS).
ÉVA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of EVE.
EVA f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Form of EVE used in various languages. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. The name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.... [more]
EVADNE f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Εὐάδνη (Euadne), from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" possibly combined with Cretan Greek ἀδνός (adnos) meaning "holy". In Greek legend Evadne was the wife of Capaneus. After Capaneus was killed by a lightning bolt sent from Zeus she committed suicide by throwing herself onto his burning body.
EVALINE f English
Variant of EVELYN.
EVALYN f English
Variant of EVELYN.
EVA MARÍA f Spanish
Combination of EVA and MARÍA.
EVANGELIA f Greek
Feminine form of EVANGELOS.
EVANGELIJA f Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of EVANGELOS.
EVANGELINA f Spanish, English
Latinate form of EVANGELINE.
EVANGELINE f English
Means "good news" from Greek εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and ἄγγελμα (angelma) meaning "news, message". It was (first?) used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his 1847 epic poem Evangeline. It also appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) as the full name of the character Eva.
EVANGELIYA f Bulgarian (Rare)
Bulgarian feminine form of EVANGELOS.
EVDOKIA f Greek
Modern Greek form of EUDOCIA.
EVDOKIJA f Macedonian
Macedonian form of EUDOCIA.
EVDOKIYA f Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of EUDOCIA, and an alternate transcription of Russian Евдокия (see YEVDOKIYA).
ÈVE f French
French form of EVE.
EVE f English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַוָּה (Chawwah), which was derived from the Hebrew word חָוָה (chawah) meaning "to breathe" or the related word חָיָה (chayah) meaning "to live". According to the Old Testament Book of Genesis, Eve and Adam were the first humans. God created her from one of Adam's ribs to be his companion. At the urging of a serpent she ate the forbidden fruit and shared some with Adam, causing their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.... [more]
EVELEEN f English (Rare)
Either a diminutive of EVE or a variant of EVELYN.
EVELIA f Spanish
Elaborated form of EVA.
EVELIEN f Dutch
Dutch form of EVELINA.
EVELIINA f Finnish
Finnish form of EVELINA.
EVELIN f German, Estonian, Hungarian
German, Estonian and Hungarian form of EVELINA.
EVELÍNA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of EVELINA.
EVELĪNA f Latvian
Latvian form of EVELINA.
EVELINA f English, Italian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Greek
Latinate form of AVELINE. It was revived by the author Fanny Burney for the heroine of her first novel Evelina (1778). It is often regarded as a variant of the related name EVELYN or an elaboration of EVE.
EVELYN f & m English, German
From an English surname that was derived from the given name AVELINE. In the 17th century when it was first used as a given name it was more common for boys, but it is now regarded as mainly feminine due to association with the related name Evelina.
ÉVELYNE f French
French form of EVELINA.
EVERILD f History (Ecclesiastical)
Latinized form of EOFORHILD. This was the name of a 7th-century English saint.
EVERLY f English (Modern)
From a surname that was from a place name, itself derived from Old English eofor "boar" and leah "woodland, clearing".
EVETTE f English
Variant of YVETTE.
EVGENIA f Greek, Russian, Bulgarian
Modern Greek form of EUGENIA. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Евгения (see YEVGENIYA) or Bulgarian Евгения (see EVGENIYA).
EVGENIJA f Macedonian
Macedonian form of EUGENIA.
EVGENIYA f Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of EUGENIA and an alternate transcription of Russian Евгения (see YEVGENIYA).
EVI f Greek, Dutch, German
Modern Greek form of EVE, as well as a Dutch and German diminutive.
EVIE f English
Diminutive of EVE or EVELYN.
ÉVIKE f Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian diminutive of EVE.
EVÎN f Kurdish
Means "love" in Kurdish.
EVITA f Spanish, Latvian
Diminutive of EVA.
EVONNE f English
Variant of YVONNE.
EVPRAKSIYA f Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Евпраксия (see YEVPRAKSIYA).
EVREN m & f Turkish
Means "cosmos, the universe" in Turkish. In Turkic mythology the Evren is a gigantic snake-like dragon.
EVRIDIKI f Greek
Modern Greek form of EURYDICE.
EVVIE f English
Diminutive of EVE or EVELYN.